My husband wastes water. Like crazy. Makes me want to pull my hair out. Leaves the water running and leaves the room. Can you save my sanity and help me convince my husband to conserve water without going all apocalyptic global warming on me? I just hate to waste anything, and he says that I'm cheap. It's well water!
Answer by Koukla12905 at 2:51 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by coala at 2:39 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
It isn't about being cheap. It's about being gluttonous and wasteful.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Every time he does it, pour one of his beers down the sink until he gets the message and knocks it off.
ROFL!! Pretty sure this would get the message in my house!!!
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:04 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by Sisteract at 3:09 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Is water usage worth really worth having contention in your relationship? I think there are more important things in life to focus on. Do you think maybe you're making a mountain out of a mole hill? Seriously, take a step back from the situation and really evaluate it. You may find you're being a bit silly. Focus more on the good things that made you want to marry him in the first place. Think how much you'd miss the things that bug you if he were gone. I have a friend who lost her husband. He used to leave little post it notes all around the house. It drove her nuts. When he died, she was telling me, through tears, "I miss those damn notes! I'd give anything to have him here to write just one more." You'd be amazed at how the things that seem like they'll drive us crazy seem so inconsequential when you put them into the right perspective.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:32 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 5:04 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
"It is a natural resource that is finite. We will one day run out of water. It may not be tomorrow or next year but someday this planet will be in trouble with it's water supply."
It's not possible for the planet to run out of water. It sinks in the ground, it evaporates, it becomes a cloud, it rains, it gets absorbed by plants, but the amount of water on earth stays the same. What we can run out of is clean drinking water, but not water in general.
Answer by mancosmomma at 5:30 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
We are on a well too. If you have a septic system, too much water is bad for your septic; it keeps it from functioning to it's full efficiency. (See The Septic System Owner's Manual) Pumping your tank costs $400+, replacing a faulty system can cost $10,000.
Turning the water off, priceless.
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:05 PM on Sep. 9, 2009